5 judgments found.

Case 007-11-EE

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitutional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional Case No. 007-11-EE, July 27, 2011.
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disasters and emergencies, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to work
Facts:

This case was a decision on the constitutionality of an executive decree ordering the declaration of a state of emergency intended to prohibit the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages throughout the country for 72 hours, due to cases of poisoning from alcoholic beverages adulterated with methanol. Articles 165 and 166 of the Constitution and …Read more

Tags: Alcohol, Food poisoning, Food safety
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Case 2975 K/Pdt/2009

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health information, Infectious diseases, Public safety
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The plaintiff was the father of two children whose second child was breastfed for the first 6 months and then was switched to a milk formula. In 2008, the Bogor Agricultural Institution published research that there were a number of infant formulas which were contaminated by enterobactersakazakii bacteria which could cause enteritis, sepsis and meningitis. …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Children, Disclosure, Food, Food poisoning, Food safety, Food-borne diseases, Freedom of information, Infant health, Meningitis, Minor, Non-disclosure, Pediatric health, Safety regulation
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Santosh Mittal v. State of Rajasthan

Country: India
Year: 2004
Court: High Court - Rajasthan
Citation: RLW 2005 (1) Raj 486; 2005 (1) WLC 52
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Environmental health, Health information, Public safety, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The case concerned a claim that the sale of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola carbonated beverages should be banned on the account that they are contaminated with pesticide residue and suspended impurities and are therefore harmful to human life. The petitioners relied on the report published by the Centre for Science and Environment (“CSE”), which conducted an …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Cancer, Clean water, Disclosure, Food, Food poisoning, Food safety, Freedom of information, Pesticide, Poisoning, Potable water, Safe drinking water
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Southampton Port Health Authority v. Seahawk Marine Foods Ltd.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2002
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 54; 2002 WL 45274
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to property
Facts:

The appellant (Seahawk) tried to import a cargo of frozen cooked shrimps intended for human consumption from Vietnam into the United Kingdom and into the territory of European Union (EU). The defendant (the Health Authority) rejected the cargo from landing at Southampton and subsequently prohibited its entry into the areas of EU, claiming that the …Read more

Tags: Cleanliness, Food, Food poisoning, Food safety, Food-borne diseases, Safety regulation
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Dr. Mohiuddin Farooque v. Government of Bangladesh (Radioactive Milk Case)

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 1996
Court: Supreme Court - High Court Division
Citation: 48 BLD (HDC) (1996) 438
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition
Human Rights: Right to food, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner, Secretary of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, filed a writ petition in the High Court, which contended that the importation of adulterated, radioactive skimmed milk into Bangladesh violated the fundamental right to life. Danish Condensed Milk Bangladesh Ltd. had imported several consignments of skimmed milk into Bangladesh. The Radiation Testing Laboratory (RTL) of the …Read more

Tags: Diet, Food poisoning, Food safety
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